If you are a father, teach your family to spend time and feeding them by the word of God. Don't allow yourselves to be caught up in work, but spend time with your family.
Ezra means help, a priest and a scribe. Levite's were like assistant pastors, they are the back up of the priest and also they are the one who prepare the things for the priest.
We are encourage to praise God. Spending time with Him and you will learned a lot. Annals means history. The word thanks or thanksgiving are mention in this chapter so many times.
Psalm 134:1-3 Praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who minister by night in the house of the LORD. Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the LORD.3 May the LORD bless you from Zion, he who is the Maker of heaven and earth.
Amazing that in the Bible it was never mentioned that you need to have a perfect voice to be a worship leader. So weather you have a good voice or not sing praises to the Lord.
Hebrews 10:10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Even if you are behind the scene serving the Lord, you are also important to Him. Sometimes in His song, in God's word or people encourage you, makes you purify but the best thing is to do your devotion.
If you minister to God, you should be clean and purify.
Hebrews 5:1-3 Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he himself is subject to weakness. This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people.
Wherever you are you should always praise God.
James 5:13 Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise.~~~